There’s a certain Buddhistic calm that comes from having… money in the bank.
Life has got to be lived – that’s all there is to it. At 70, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that ‘this, too, shall pass!’
When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange – my youth.
There is no joy but calm.
All of us should treasure his Oriental wisdom and his preaching of a Zen-like detachment, as exemplified by his constant reminder to clerks, tellers, or others who grew excited by his presence in their banks: “Just lie down on the floor and keep calm.” (About John Dillinger)